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Was there a mid-credits bonus scene, or just the one at the very end?
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I really liked the humor in GotG, but Marvel is seriously re-hashing the same exact plot in all of these intro movies. Mysteriously powerful stone is discovered, bad guy wants stone to destroy world, bad guy employs army of stormtroopers to protect them while they act out plan, good guys stop bad guy and rescue mysteriously powerful stone. I really hope they change the formula soon, or all the great jokes, references and fan-service won't keep me from becoming really tired of the movies as a whole.
Just...just a minute, I've got something in my eye. *sniff* No, it's nothing, it's just really dusty in here...
Kudos to the writing team. Kudos to the director, performers and all the technical people. Just a highly polished film.
I liked this as much as Winter Soldier, and I'm comfortable saying these are the best two of the Marvel films since their tone is so different that they really can't be judged against each other.
Very unlike how Whedon uses humor, long drama segue conversational build up for the punch line, this was very jabby. We hit a dramatic peak, and jab with the humor to quickly reset, and allow the tension/drama to quickly build back up. It's a style which allows for many more such peaks, and can be used to illustrate Whedon's limitations as a writer.I still like Whedon, but I now better see the validity of complaints.
The more I think about the leg and eye joke the funnier it gets.
I do agree that Rocket was uneven. He was just whatever was needed for the scene. I don't think it didn't work. He's just more mercurial than I expected.
I really enjoyed it and was able to look past certain liberties taken, and even applaud what they did with Yondu and his arrow (who I'll admit is from the team by that name that I am not that attached to.)
Glad that I was warned that Ronan was a bad guy in this so that I was somewhat prepared for him being the main bad guy, and apparently the one who killed Drax's family. A little disappointing that he was a one note bad guy, but forgivable given the rest of the movie and that it wasn't afraid to let its less human looking characters get some development and actually co-star.
So, I speculate that the Nova Helmets that we are used to will be developed in the movie universe by tapping into the (glances at notes again) Power gem that they have now. Either that, or they at least develop them as a response to the major threat on their home-world.
Kinda sad we didn't hear Cosmo "speak", although given that he speaks telepathically, I suppose that is okay.
saw GotG tonight and really liked it, by far the funniest marvel movie and in general very entertaining. saw it in 3D, which I try to avoid, and it looked better than I was expecting. the wide shots of the main city in particular where beautiful.
I'm not sure why they got Bradley cooper to voice rocket, I'm sure they could have got Jason Alexander at a fraction of the price. the whole movie I was hearing George costansa. also didn't love neoliberal as thanos, something about the prosthetics just seemed too cartoony in comparison to everything else, and his smile made him a bit goofy. nowhere as menacing as he should be. also disappointed that I had the post credits scene spoiled (fuck you io9!).
other than that, really enjoyed it. surprised by lee pace since I'm really only used to him in pushing daises. enjoyed some of the other cameos/minor roles I noticed. it actually sucks that'll be a long time til we see the guardians again.
I did all that I could to avoid spoilers for this movie, and other than the after-credits stinger, I succeeded. I am SO glad that I let everything about this movie be a surprise, from adult Star Lord's intro dance number, to Bautista's great performance as Drax, even down to how the team assembled.
They did a terrific job of assembling a team in a single movie without needing a bunch of solo projects beforehand, giving enough of an introduction to each character before they meet up. I had to see the movie in 3D, which I typically HATE, but it was pretty damn good. Without knowing much about the cosmic side of Marvel comics, it did seem as though the Nova Corps was made out to be a major joke of a police force - but seriously that is a minor little note.
As much as I loved Captain America 2, THIS is the movie that'll make it very hard to wait for the inevitable complete Phase 2 Blu-Ray set before owning it.
saw it twice in two days...was even better the second time around
I saw pretty much what I expected and loved it but really really got excited when I saw, hey were those big head bald guys with the big collars, were those the WATCHERS?? I geeked out. Holy crap, I think those were the Watchers.
And another thing:
Maybe its because I have surrounded myself with fantasy and sci-fi for many years, but I am kind of tired about hearing how weird a talking raccoon and talking tree are. I really don't think they are that weird, especially with starpower like Cooper behind it. Rocket was tailor made to be a new mascot, its not like he's a tentacled three eyed monster. Haven't animals and trees talked in movies for years? The triumph here is indeed that Marvel is making stars out of some of their nobodies, but there is so much more going on here besides a talking raccoon with guns.
Don't want to be a crank. What goes in must come out, and unfortunately I've already heard plenty of people really really really really pumped about the fact they just saw a tree smile.
I liked it alot. Its in the top 3 Marvel films for me. But I...
I think I still give number 1 to Winter Soldier. I wasn't really hooked in GotG until they started working as a team. As soon as they did, the movie was firing on all cylinders, and it really only took about 20 minutes to get there. So there was 20 minutes of good, followed by GREAT 2nd and 3rd acts, but Winter Soldier seemed to hook me from the get go.
I guess I didn't really buy into why a seemingly random brawl (especially when two parties were bounty hunters) resulted in the whole gang getting thrown in prison, and not just thrown, but hated and threatened by everyone in there. This segment worked great for character development, but in terms of story, it felt way tighter as soon as they became a unit.
Starlord's intro was great, I loved that I genuinely felt for him within 30 seconds of meeting him. Drax was a surprise, I had no idea I was going to connect with him so much. We are Groot? YES.
I'm glad they didn't kill Nebula. I can see her getting involved with other Marvel movies.
Howard the Duck showing up after all the craziness that was GotG is basically confirmation that Marvel can put any goddamned thing it wants in a Marvel Movie. He was there. He belonged. Time-Warner can't even figure out how to make a decent Superman movie but Marvel can give audiences a Tree, a Raccon, a telepathic communist dog and Howard the Duck and have all those characters exist in the same world with Nick Fury and Hawkeye.
Going into this movie I was fairly sure Rocket was going to steal it, but I could have never expected that it would be Drax, not Rocket, that stole the movie with Yondu a close second. I think like everyone else I groaned when I saw Dave Bautista cast as Drax and resigned myself to "eh he's just going to growl and punch things, not like he can ruin anything, really". But he was hilarious and I feel bad for thinking as I did.
Extremely enjoyable movie. All characters were great without exception. Flying whistle wand is the best weapon ever. Loved drunk sad angry Rocket. So, Nathan FIllon was Howard the Duck, right?
I think Gunn missed out on a golden opportunity by not having Bowie's song "We Could Be Heroes" on the mix tape.
I'm less and less sure that each of the Infinity Stones in the MCU directly correlate to the Infinity Gems in the comics. The tesseract seemed like it was the power gem, but so does the one in this movie.
Yondu was a very different character than he is in the comics, but I liked him anyway.
SPOILER: Thanos doesn't have the glowy blue eyes like he did in Avengers! WTH!? They pulled fast one on us. I wanted to see those glowing eyes dammit.Shenanigans! Shenanigans I decree!!!!
Out of the many great things in GotG, the one thing I'm still geeking out about is the Celestial in the flashback. Not only is it an actual Celestial from the comics (Eson the Searcher, and don't feel bad if you didn't know that, I had to look it up too), but I'm fairly certain they set that sequence up to resemble one of the flashbacks Kirby drew in an Eternals or Thor story.
Never seen Howard the Duck. Can somebody explain how he is connected to Guardians?
Does dancing Groot count as a bonus scene?
@VocalShrapnel Thank God thought I was the only one who thought that was Jason Alexander.
Gamora was hated because she worked for Ronnan.
They got thrown in prison because they all had priors and were probably wanted for other crimes.
@Quasimofo I have to agree. I also feel really guilty for judging him before seeing the movie, because he was by far the biggest surprise in the whole thing. Everyone knows going into it that Rocket will be great based on the trailers, but Batista's Drax wasn't focused on at all in the marketing. He gave a really solid performance.
I remember reading an interview about a year ago where he said he fought so hard for the role, auditioned multiple times and then cried when he was finally told he got picked. I thought he was going overboard for what was surely a one-dimensional brutish role. Could not have been more wrong.
@Quasimofo i think i heard @FabioRezende call you a metaphor ! ! !
@Quasimofo I think it was a tie, actually
He was the alien that Groot attacked in the prison.
The Tesseract is the Space Gem
Also his creepy mouth piece/PR guy had a different sounding voice. Far less creepy and disturbing than the one from Avengers.
@Anony-Mouse KAREN, ZOE , collector assistant BOOTIES more than make up for this slight .
@doug.glassman nice. i was so in geek-shock from seeing a celestial that i couldn't remember which one i saw.
@doug.glassman Right?! I flipped the eff out when I saw Eson the Searcher... I never thought I would see such geek-gasm worthy lore in any comic book film! Well played!
@troi you never saw howard the duck????
or did you SELECTIVELY ERASE that memory????
@troi Never mind the movie - read the comics. Lots of inter-dimensional, absurd stuff and social satire - totally perfect for James Gunn.
The movie really couldn't get into any of that at the time, because so much of it was adult-level satire that sailed over kids' heads. But it had cool monsters and comedy stuff that we li'l ones at the time liked too.
You should see it. It's corny as hell, but that's part of it's charm.
@troi Never seen 'Howard the Duck?' You, my friend, have missed out on one of the greatest science fiction movies of the 80s.Nah, just kidding, it completely sucks. The only reason I've seen it was because when I was a kid, betamax tapes could hold 2 complete movies on it, and we had Howard the Duck recorded after Willow. I was always too lazy to take out the tape so I just left it running.
@troi IDK if he ever was directly connected, but I think it was more that Howard the duck is owned by marvel so why the fuck not. lol
@troi that was baby mike ... FTW
@troi I think that counts as the "mid credits" scene, yes. Was at my preview screening (the Howard bit was not; had to look it up though I'm gonna go see it again tomorrow)
@troi There was just so much going on in that first act. And all of it warranted, nothing was unnecessary. I just think with another few minutes to let a few things breath we could have had a better start.
If you ask me, the last good Batman movie was Batman Begins. The Nolan movies that came after could've been assembled with Mad Libs instead of scriptwriters. If you're going to ground Batman so firmly in reality, I'm at least going to have to ask for plots where I can't see the holes in real time during my single viewing.
@arivalscientist @NebulaJack Wait a second...what?
"In a November 2013 interview, producer Kevin Feige stated that the Tesseract from Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers is an "Infinity Stone" (specifically the Space Stone), as is the Aether (the Reality Stone) introduced in Thor: The Dark World. At the end of Thor: The Dark World, the Aether is entrusted in the Collector's care, while the Tesseract is on Asgard. In Guardians of the Galaxy, the Power Stone is seen within Peter Quill's orb, it is entrusted with the Nova Corps for safekeeping."
would have sworn that the Tesseract was the Mind gem, the Aether the
Power gem, and this one was the Space gem, then again I was going in
part by the color coding. So, if the Tesseract was space/blue Aether
was Reality/Red, and this was Power/purple, that would leave the
follwing colors and powers to be paired up in some manner(assuming they
don't make up a power or color, and ignoring the Gold one that was in
Green, Orange, and Yellow
Time, Mind, and Soul
@NebulaJack @Anony-Mouse It sounded different to me too. Like he didn't have the same voice filter used as it was in Avengers.
@NebulaJack @Anony-Mouse Sounded the same to me, and IMDb says it's the same actor.
@DrAbraxas Who would selectively erase Lea Thompson in her underwear?
@Anony-Mouse @troi I think I saw it at least 3 times just because it was on the tape that we had recorded The Transformers movie onto.
@bloodybarrage @troi Pretty much. He's a wacky Marvel character, and the director's a fan of the comics. So why not stick him in the Collector's menagerie?
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